Produced exclusively for The Erika Ltd, this umbrella channels the entirety of Francesco Maglia’s premium workmanship, utilising a skillset that has been passed through the Maglia family for centuries.
Each of the brand’s umbrella handles are assembled from a single shaft of exceptional-quality wood, this model in particular utilising a solid piece of chestnut wood with a beautifully smooth and polished finish, further enhanced by the wood’s natural grain. Made entirely hand in their Milan-based workshop with high quality waterproof fabrics, selected from our collection.
Gone are the days when a stormy day could be the ruin of your umbrella: reliably made to last a lifetime, a piece by the Italian brand will hold you in good stead through lashing rain and blustery winds.
Moreover, a proper handcrafted umbrella by Francesco Maglia is a heirloom that can easily last longer than a generation and it is perfect as a luxury and unique gift for your friends and relatives.
There are very few items in a man’s arsenal which hold true sentimental value. We’re talking about those items that won’t decay with time, nor be forgotten with passing years. Francesco Maglia has been crafting umbrellas for over 160 years, making a product we so long for in today’s market of fast fashion. Made to last a lifetime, the stalwart umbrella is reminiscent of a time gone by… but it’s making a comeback. The umbrella, for a considerable amount of time, has been somewhat forgotten; scarcely used and often neglected.
Because, why would we need an umbrella in this day and age? With the rapid evolution of technology and globalisation as a whole, the likes of ubers, public transport and the automotive industry has made its services readily available. In other words, we can get from A to B quite comfortably.
But Francesco Maglia, now a 6th generation Maglia from Milan, Italy, is bringing back the romanticism of owning - and carrying - the long-trusted umbrella, guaranteed to stay with you through the peaks and valleys of life (yes, we refer to London’s formidable weather patterns).
“Francesco Maglia umbrellas are a product from a different time; a time where people weren’t travelling with cars or with public transport. They would have to walk everywhere. So, the umbrella was one of the most important products for the population of the time,” explains Francesco Maglia, director of namesake company.
“Today, the tradition remains the same as it did when my great, great, great, great grandfather started the company in 1854. Every Francesco Maglia umbrella is made-to-measure in our workshop in Milano, offering a very large selection of products to our customers which are all uniquely different and perfectly made for you.”